7" Cleaver Knives | Samurai Series

$45.99 USD

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  • Overall Length:12.0″
  • Blade Length: 7.0″
  • Blade Handle: 5.0"
  • Blade Hardness: 56-58
  • Weight: 0.68lb (0.31kg)
  • Full-Tang Blade
  • High-Carbon Stainless Steel
  • Ergonomic and well-balanced ergonomically designed blade
  • The ergonomic wooden handles, accentuated by graceful mosaic pins, provide a relaxed grip that perfectly balances the weight of the blade.
  • Chop and slice with ease, knowing the durable wood and balanced heft are designed to minimize hand fatigue, even during marathon meal prep.

Care and Sharpening

  • Handwash gently: Avoid the dishwasher's harsh environment and wash by hand with warm water and mild soap. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
  • Coat against corrosion: Apply a thin layer of food-grade mineral oil to the blade to prevent discoloration. Buff away excess.
  • Sharpen skillfully: Hone the blade edge regularly with a knife sharpener . Patience and practice lead to the ultimate edge.
  • Store with care: Keep in a knife guard or sheathed in a drawer. Never toss in a utensil pile.
  • Respect the cutting edge: Chop mindfully on a sturdy board. Avoid hard surfaces that may chip or crack the blade.

what are cleaver knives used for?

  • Chopping meat: Cleavers have thick, heavy blades that make them ideal for chopping through thick cuts of meat and separating meat from bones. The weight of the blade also makes it easy to chop through small bones.
  • Chopping vegetables: The wide blade of a cleaver can also be handy for quickly chopping vegetables like carrots, potatoes, squash, etc. The flat profile allows you to use a rocking chopping motion.
  • Crushing garlic and spices: The broad side of a cleaver's blade can be used like a pestle to crush garlic cloves, fresh ginger, spices, etc.
  • Tenderizing meat: Tapping a cleaver's spine against meat can help tenderize it by breaking down the muscle fibers. This helps make meat more tender and easier to chew.
  • Chopping nuts: Cleavers can chop through hard foods like nuts, chocolate, etc., which might damage the edge of a regular chef's knife.
  • Scooping and transferring food: The wide blade can also be used to scoop up chopped food and transfer it to pots and pans.
high-carbon steel Japanese cleaver knife


Manufactured with high-carbon steel, this Japanese cleaver knife boasts unrivaled performance and incredible edge retention.


triple-riveted Pakkawood handle


The meticulously constructed, triple-riveted Pakkawood handle has gone through special treatment, making the knife impervious to heat, cold, and moisture.

knife's ruthlessly sharp


Seasoned artisans handcraft the knife's ruthlessly sharp edge to a mirror polish at 26-30° per side. This is achieved using the traditional 3-step Honbazuke method. The knife is treated for incredible hardness, flexibility, and corrosion resistance.

Straight blade ensures the knife slices through food with ease


The straight blade ensures the knife slices through food with ease while alleviating fatigue and finger pains from long periods of slicing or chopping, perfectly blending control and comfort.


Kyoku draws from the samurai's legacy, creating affordable high-end Japanese cutlery for chefs and home cooks worldwide with a passion for culinary creativity.


1. What materials are used in the Samurai Knife series?

Our Samurai Knife series is made from high-carbon Japanese steel and is nitrogen-cooled for maximum strength and durability.

2. What types of knives are included in the Samurai Knife series?

The series includes Japanese Cleaver and Nakiri knives, serrated and non-serrated Japanese Steak Knives, and a versatile Japanese Chef Knife.

3. What are the uses of the Japanese Cleaver and Nakiri knives?

Japanese Cleaver and Nakiri knives are designed to meet your needs in every scenario, whether chopping vegetables, slicing meat, or performing intricate cuts.

4. How can the Japanese Steak Knives enhance my BBQ experience?

Our serrated and non-serrated Japanese Steak Knives are perfect for BBQs, offering precise and effortless cutting of all types of meat.

5. What if I am unsure which knife to choose?

If you're unsure which knife to choose, our Japanese Knife Block Set provides a comprehensive selection of essential knives, ensuring you have the right tool for any kitchen task.

6. Can I build a career with these knives?

Absolutely! Our Samurai Knife series is not just a collection of kitchen tools; they are crafted to professional standards, making them suitable for building a culinary career.